The Mountains of Instead

Championing fiction as an escape from pandemics, politics and bad TV.

Top Ten (or in this case five) Tuesday (or in this case Thursday) - All about the Music. And the MENS.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish and is just my favourite meme out there in that it caters to both my love of books and obsession with lists of things. 

This week: Musical Boys and Why I Love Them So.
Once again, I am aware that it is not Tuesday.  I am also aware that this list…

A Riddle, Wrapped in an Mystery, Inside an Enigma (Review: Night Film by Marisha Pessl)

Night Film
Marisha Pessl
Random House 2013

Stanislas Cordova is a man shrouded in mystery.A filmmaker who has directed arguably the most frightening features in the history of the form, he lives and works on a secluded estate in upstate New York.Never seen by the public, no longer financed by the stud…

We Are Family (Salvage by Keren David)

Keren David
Atom 2014

Cass Montgomery always knew that she was adopted.  No biggy really, her mother had her young and couldn't cope and so she was raised by loving, middle-class perfecto-parents in a leafy English suburb.  She can remember almost nothing of her birth family and she doesn&…

Such a Curious Creature (Review: Finding Jennifer Jones by Anne Cassidy)

Finding Jennifer Jones
Anne Cassidy
Hot Key Books 2014

Finding Jennifer Jones is the follow up to Anne Cassidy's excellent Looking for JJ. As such, this review contains minor spoilers (although none would necessarily ruin the experience of reading the initial book). If you haven't read Looking…

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Made me Cry

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme that originates at The Broke and The Bookish. And yes, I am aware that today is Wednesday but, well, anyway... This week the subject is books that make you cry.  I was going to write a little bit about each book but really that would just end up with me using words such as…